We’re hitting our NFL betting stride here in Week 6, as there are plenty of intriguing matchups on the football odds docket. So let’s get to our week 6 betting picks!
Editors Note: Check also our NFL Week 6 Preview by DS Williamson
NFL Week 6 Betting Picks
Denver Broncos -3.5 at San Diego Chargers
Fresh off their first loss of the season, the Broncos go on the road Thursday night versus a banged up and beaten down Chargers team. All indications are that Trevor Siemian will play for the Broncos, which will matter greatly to their attack.
Add in the fact that tight end Virgil Green will also return and the chances look pretty good. Meanwhile, despite the best efforts of Philip Rivers, this looks like a team that will be competitive but lose double digit games this season. Take Siemian and Denver to rebound and lay the points.
Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots (-9)
Up until last week, I was still firmly on the Bengals bandwagon. But I’ve seen injured my neck by jumping off. This team clearly just isn’t the same since that playoff loss to Pittsburgh.
Meanwhile, Tom Brady’s revenge tour was outstanding last week in Cleveland. Look for more of the same here – especially as Rob Gronkowski gets closer to 100%. Take New England in a romp, regardless of how inflated the balls are.
Philadelphia Eagles (-2) at Washington Redskins
It’s hard to bet against Washington right now, as they’ve clearly found a way to win consistently. It hasn’t been pretty, but the results speak for themselves.
Meanwhile, the Eagles got a dose of reality last week in Detroit. It’ll be very, very close, but Washington owes their fans a few wins after starting 0-2. Take DC as a home dog.
Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders (-1)
With growing comes growing pains. That’s what we expect the Raiders to experience this weekend. The Chiefs are off a bye week and will have a fresh Jamal Charles in the starting blocks, while the Raiders had a hard fought win last week.
Andy Reid should have his club pounding the running game to set up some Alex Smith playaction magic. Take the slight dog and watch KC bark.
Matthew Ross is a sports commentator and a radio host on TSN 690 Radio in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Follow him @MatthewWords.